Philippines – flags and Bay’ah


Video titled Bay’ah to the Caliph of the Muslims Abū Bakr al-Baghdādī”, (an oath of allegiance to a leader). The stumbling production starts with a group armed men walking through a jungle some holding flags, others holding the Quran. A dialogue follows where three of the men are introduced. One then takes a piece of paper from his pocket, unfolds it and reads out some dictate, badly. The video ends with an “all for one and one for all” type validation which is more at home with a football team. 

Not to be underestimated in their understanding of violence and the willingness to perpetrate it,  this video serves to prove the fact that on the ground, the thinking man is not present.


Update 12 Feb 2016